A last-minute meeting between Football Association of Singapore (FAS) officials and Fandi Ahmad appears to have thrown a spanner in the Lions legend’s proposed move to Malaysian Super League (MSL) side Pahang.
The Straits Times understands that the FAS has offered the 54-year-old a new multi-year deal that includes a pay rise.
It will also back his plans to lead national youth teams at several major Games leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It is believed that struggling Pahang had offered a lucrative deal to Fandi, who played for them from 1991 to 1992 – winning the Malaysia league and Cup double in the second year. Pahang are bottom of the 12-team MSL with just three wins in 19 games.
Asked by The Straits Times for an update to negotiations, the FAS re-sent a statement it had prepared on Tuesday, which said details are confidential and that an announcement would be made when there is “something conclusive”.
Fandi, whose current deal is set to expire in December, could not be reached for comment following yesterday’s crunch meeting.
It is understood that he has also asked to work with the Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association (Safsa) football team, whom many aspiring footballers join as they enter national service.
Via: The Strait Times